Virginia House of Delegates 2005 Elections

Keeping You up to date on the status of Virginia's 2005 Delegate races!

Thursday, May 05, 2005

We are up to date!

Allright, our blog has caught up to itself. Every race we have covered is now linked on the right- either under the "uncalled" section (21 races) or the winners list (32 races).

This coming week we will be covering the rest of the Democratic and Republican primaries, as well as calling some more races.

Use this thread to give us your opinion on how we can do better.


At 4:23 PM, Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

Also, of the 21 uncalled races, 12 are currently Republican held, 9 are currently Democratic held.

Of those 21:

12 are leaning or better towards Republicans

6 Are leaning or better towards Democrats

3 are tossups.

The reason the Republicans have a slight edge so far, is two democratic seats would go republican if the election were held today. Chap Petersen's open 37th, and Albert Pollard's open 99th.

2 of the 3 tossups are in Republican held seats, so if Democrats swept the 3 tossups today, the House makeup would be unchanged.

These numbers will change as we get more races posted and situations change. For example, before John Mason ran, Chap Petersen's seat was an easy hold for the Democrats, now it's trending Republican.

At 5:25 PM, Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

Radio Coverage of the Brittish Election:

"It appears pigions have delivered a verdict here in London on some of the candidates posters"

At 5:39 PM, Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

One other note:

So far if the Republicans swept the Leans seats of both parties as well as the tossups they would gain 5 seats for a 65-33-2 majority. With both indys caucusing with the Repubs as they do now, that would be a veto proof majority in the House.

If the Democrats swept the Leans seats of both parties as well as the tossups, they would gain four seats to be in a much closer house of 56 GOP, 42 Dem and 2 Indy.

So there's hope for both sides.

At 8:34 PM, Blogger Jason Kenney said...

Just want to say that you're doing a bang-up job with some interesting evaluations on the races. Good insight, thanks for the read.

At 12:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

very nice

At 2:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too date your blog is the 2nd best (behind pastorjohn)

At 5:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am really enjoying your blog thus far. having worked in the general assembly for the last 4 years and now being in new york, your blog keeps me informed of what's going on. do you think you will cover the senate races in two years????

At 1:07 PM, Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

Thanks! I hope to cover them!

At 12:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey what about the race of five people in the 75th? How about the Dudley vs Ferguson race in the 9th?

At 9:53 PM, Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

Will get to those, I promise.

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